Polaris Prize-winning artist Tanya Tagaq performs throat singing that transcends genre

Coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., Polaris Prize-winning artist Tanya Tagaq will deliver a distinctive performance featuring music unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression is rooted in Inuit throat singing, but her music also incorporates electronic, industrial and metal influences. This Inuk punk is known …

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“Experience More” at the Playhouse

When we consider the performing arts, it’s common to picture passive audience members sitting down and watching a performance unfold on a stage. That’s certainly a huge component of what we do at the Fredericton Playhouse, but we also go beyond the stage to offer more participatory experiences in which our patrons can play an …

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Menopause the Musical celebrates women and “the change”

On Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m., the Playhouse will present Menopause the Musical, an off-Broadway hit that will have audiences cheering and dancing in the aisles. Since its creation 15 years ago, Menopause the Musical has been performed to sold-out audiences across North America and around the world. This hit …

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A cappella sensations the Nylons bring farewell tour to the Playhouse

Coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m., Canadian a cappella act The Nylons will perform as part of their farewell tour. These international stars and Juno-winning performers have performed as an ensemble for the past four decades. The Nylons are known for covers of songs like the Turtles’ “Happy Together,” …

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Rock band Sloan celebrates milestone anniversary of One Chord to Another

On Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m., Canadian rock band Sloan will perform at the Fredericton Playhouse as part of a special tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Juno-winning album One Chord to Another. Released in 1996, One Chord to Another is a Beatles-influenced record that features stand-out hits like “The Good in Everyone,” …

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Marty Haggard pays tribute to Merle Haggard in Playhouse performance

On Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m., the Fredericton Playhouse will present a special tribute performance by Marty Haggard, the son of the late country singer-songwriter Merle Haggard. Marty Haggard toured with his legendary father during the ’80s, singing harmony and playing guitar. In 1986 he released the song “Trains Make Me Lonesome,” which garnered …

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The Playhouse launches its 2016-17 dance program with provocative company Joe Ink

On Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m., the Fredericton Playhouse will launch its dance program for the 2016-2017 Spotlight Series with contemporary dance company Joe Ink’s inventive new performance, titled 4OUR. Led by Artistic Director Joe Laughlin, Joe Ink has built a reputation for its versatility, creating provocative, witty and lyrical work. Described as “wickedly …

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